Great post (for a Monday morning) by Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the importance of being able to embrace failure in trading (and life).

Peter A. McKay in the Wall Street Journal on the Fed’s likely extended pause.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture differs on what an extended Fed hold may mean for the markets.

The Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll shows a near-record number of bears.

MarketBeat on the stock market “getting used to” double-digit earnings growth.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the importance of dividends on the historical performance of the stock market.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on how best to implement a bearish world view with options.

David Pauly at thinks Citigroup (C) may be just too darn big.

Canada joins in on the mergers boom. (via DealBook)

Russel Kinnel at on maybe the most under-reported story investments – taxes.

All About Alpha picks up on an interesting proposal to create a new regulatory structure for hedge fund vehicles.

Random Roger on the use of new financial products and the importance of diversification.

Become a banker or trader? (Information Arbitrage via FT Alphaville)

The (far too infrequent) Jay Walker at the Confused Capitalist has a balanced review of Ken Fisher’s best-selling investment book, “The Only Three Questions That Count”

Jeffrey R. Kosnett at Kiplinger’s on the “Financial Super Bowl” between Indy and Chicago.

For Chicago, first the Bears, now this. (FT via Yahoo Finance)

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed asks the question, with the help of an academic paper, what if the Chinese renminbi isn’t undervalued?

Robert J. Shiller at Project Syndicate with an analysis of the old, but still unknown, “lottery bonds.”

Manohla Dargis in the New York Times on the Sundance Film Festival and the boom market in “independence.”

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